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40 Hour Teacher Workweek Club Reviews

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Any current or graduated member of the club is welcome to leave a review and let other teachers know what to expect.

The closest cure to teacher anxiety

If you are feeling like there is a better way to do things, or that things are always piling up and you don’t know where to even get started, the club can be a great resource for you! These were a few things that were overwhelming me when I joined: grading, ineffective procedures, and behaviors. After joining the club, I immediately cut down hours on grading by learning techniques to increase efficiency and just had some overall philosophy changes to cut down on what I actually have to grade. This past summer, I totally revamped my procedures and prepared for the beginning of the year using Angela’s procedure planner. Let me tell you, my classroom is so self-running this year! Finally, the club allowed me to dismiss thoughts of student behavior being my fault. Through the support of the Facebook group and Truth for Teachers, I was able to cut out a lot of anxiety because of student behavior. Since I was less anxious, I could be more productive in other areas. One final comment. If you are the type of person who is trying to find “the answer” or you want to find “the best things,” I think the club could be beneficial. I’m that type of person, and I could rest in knowing that “the best ideas and resources” are already in the club materials. That was time that I didn’t have to spend looking up ideas and resources. Overall, try it! If you aren’t satisfied, you can get your money back! Work/life balance is possible!

A Life Saver

I received training to become a teacher through a certification program over the course of a summer. Needless to say, there was much I did not know. This program gave me information and tools to be successful in the craft of teaching that it would have taken years to learn otherwise. I am forever thankful for the information received and I am still sing it and learning from it.

Think Long Term

Knowing that the club was a lifetime membership allowed me to not be overwhelmed with all of the possibilities. How could an over worked teacher add 1 more thing! But if you just implement one thing at a time, it really adds up. So if you figure out the amount of time saved and multiply that by even minimum wage, you are way ahead money at the end of the year. (My favorite part is actually the Facebook community that shares ideas, answers questions. Teacher’s are Awesome!)

Best Professional Development Ever!

It is 100% worth the investment. You will be paying yourself back with the gift of time almost immediately-

Progress not Perfection

I’m an adult with ADHD, and the program was suggested to me by my psychologist, who was told by another patient with ADHD about its effect on his teaching. While using the 40 Hour Teacher Workweek system , I was far from perfect in reading materials every week, but I did print them out and highlight key points periodically. While travelling, I would listen to one or two audio versions and jot ideas down when I arrived at my destination. After a year, I find I’m still using the club materials, going back to sections I was too busy to read through on the first go around. And I use the list making system every single day–it’s made a world of difference. I think I still work about the same number of hours during the school week, but the quality of those hours is so much better. I don’t feel perpetually behind, and I’m able to keep my eye on the most important things, and that has, truly, made all the difference. When I’m home with my family, I’m able to leave work stuff at work, and I lose less time on weekends because I’m able to get more done at work. I don’t regret my decision to spend the money on this course, as I know that what I’ve gained will continue to help throughout my career. And progress will continue to be made!

Made a difference!

Being a part of this group has helped me in so many different ways. I’ve saved time and made things so much easier. Having the ability to read other teachers techniques that have helped them has helped me dramatically. The ability to ask some of the goofy questions that I normally wouldn’t be comfortable doing also helped. You really should sign up just to learn great new perspectives and of course save you some time!!!

Changed my Life!

I was reluctant to join the club, and I didn’t use as many resources as I would have liked, but the to-do list system changed my life! I changed it slightly for my needs, but I get a sense of accomplishment from finishing all my work, and I don’t overschedule myself anymore. I am chunking my tasks and being more efficient, and as a result, I do far less school work at home. My family thanks you!

Great affirmation, no matter where you are at!

The club has a wealth of information that you can work at on your own pace. You will feel appreciated for who you are and what you do because we all know that teaching can be hard! It is well worth your time!

Helpful and affirming

I’m an extremely organised teacher yet I was able to further reduce my working hours due to my club membership. For me, Angela affirmed my instincts I’d been ignoring regarding working smarter and the cheerleader and coach I needed to give me tips on how to do so whilst encouraging me in the things I was already doing. 100% recommend!!

The Club materials have restet my approach to the teacher grind.

It’s a great resource to come back to whenever you need a breather. All of the strategies are useful, but you can take them in on your own time at whatever pace you’re needing.